Simon Cottle

The author of 11 books, with two more in press, and countless journal articles, he is well known for his work on global crisis reporting (especially climate change, new wars, disasters and humanitarian crises), the changing media ecology under globalization, journalist witnessing and the ‘Responsibility to Protest’, and the mediated politics of dissent (protests, demonstrations and the Arab Spring.

Before becoming Director of the Mediatized Conflict Research Group in Cardiff (JOMEC), he was Inaugural Chair and Director of the Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne, Australia (2002-2006). Honorary and Visiting Professorships previously and currently held include: Honorary Research Professor, School of English, Journalism and European Languages, University of Tasmania; Honorary Professor, Media and Communications Program, University of Melbourne; Visiting Professor, Department of Media and Communication Studies, Örebro University; Visiting Research Professor, Media and Global Communication, Department of Communication, University of Helsinki; and Faculty Fellow of the Centre for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.

In an Open Lecture on 4 September 2013 (JMK-Salen, Karlavägen 104, 3-5pm), Professor Cottle will be talking about the research reported in his forthcoming book Reporting Dangerously: Journalist Killings and Insecurity in the 21st Century.

For information about Professor Cottle’s visit to IMS from 2-6 September, contact